childrens sunday school programs

BGT has a dynamic Children's Ministries department. Pastor Emma and her many dedicated volunteers provide year-round, Christ-centered programming and activities for your children. In addition to our weekly Sunday and Wednesday programs, children have opportunities to experience being involved in drama and musical presentations, a Youth Worship Dance Team, week-long March Break and Summer VBS activities and outdoor and indoor soccer programs. Learn more about each of these programs below and please contact us if you have any questions.

For Children on Sunday Mornings

Kids Zone (Grades 1-5)
For children in grades 1-5
Begins at 10:00 am in the Gymnasium.
Kids Zone is a high-energy, multi-media Sunday School program with Bible stories, worship songs and activities. Children attending Kids Zone can also take advantage of our FRESH START BREAKFAST PROGRAM (begins at 9:30 am) - where children can start the day right with a healthy, nut-free breakfast!

Pre-school and Kindergarten
For children aged 3 to Kindergarten
Begins at 10:00 am upstairs in the CE wing.
Children attending the Pre-school and Kindergarten program can also take advantage of our FRESH START BREAKFAST PROGRAM (opens at 9:30 am) - where children can start the day right with a healthy, nut-free breakfast!

Nursery & Nursing Mothers' Room
For children aged 0-2
Opens at 10:00 am.
The Nursery is located on the main level in the hallway across from the gym and kitchen area.

For Children on Sunday Evenings

Children’s Choir (September to June)
For children aged 4 to grade 8
From 6:30-8:00 pm upstairs in CE wing.
These Sunday evening rehearsal times serve as preparation for the Christmas and Spring Musicals. Children who are visiting or who are not planning on participating in the musicals are also welcome to attend and enjoy the fun, musical and drama focused environment.

Nursery & Nursing Mothers Room
For children aged 0-4 years
Opens at 6:30 pm.
The Nursery is located on the main level in the hallway across from the gym and kitchen area.

Children’s Activities (July & August)
Children in grades 1-5 will remain in the evening service until they are dismissed to the Gym after Worship.

Wednesday Nights

bgt wednesday night liveWednesday Night Live
September to May
6:30-8:00 pm
For Grades 2-5
Upstairs in the CE wing (room #8)

Wednesday Night Live is the place to be for fun, interactive & creative Bible lessons, Scripture memorization, games and high energy worship music! Kids will be inspired and grow in their faith at Wednesday Night Live!


Wee College bethelWee College
September to May
6:30-8:00 pm
For JK, SK & Grade 1
Upstairs in the CE wing

Wee College is the place to start for children beginning to learn how to "hide the Word in their hearts". Bible stories, scripture verse memorization, songs and crafts are all part of each night at Wee College.

Youth Worship Dance Team

youth dance worship teamThe Youth Worship Dance Team is an expression of worship through choreographed movement and dance. It's for both girls and boys in grades 5 to 12. They practice on Friday nights from 6:00-7:00 pm upstairs in the CE wing (Room #8). The team performs occasionally during Sunday services and they are often an integral part of the Christmas and Spring musicals. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Pastor Emma.

Children's Musicals

childrens christmas musicalOn Sunday evenings from September to June, children from age 4 to grade 8 rehearse for the two annual children's musical presentations, the Children's Christmas Musical (performed in December) and the Spring Children's Musical (performed in June). Children are given the opportunity to use their God-given talents to rehearse and perform in a full-length musical.

March Break Kids Camp

The March Break Kids Camp runs Monday to Friday during the March Break. It's a fun-packed morning of Songs, Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks and special guests...and there is no cost.

Details for the 2019 March Break Kids Camp will be posted in early 2019.

Summer VBS

The 2018 Summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) runs Monday to Friday from August 13-17. It's a fun-packed morning of Songs, Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks and special guests... and there is no registration cost.

Theme: "Teach Us to Pray"


Details for the 2019 Summer VBS will be posted in May 2019.

Emma Betook
Children's Education Pastor

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Emma Betook-Terzian has been at Bethel since 2007 as a volunteer in the Nursery and the CE Kids Zone. In 2008 she worked in the Nursery as a Nursery leader. Emma joined the staff in 2011 as a Nursery and Preschool Director and as a volunteer in the Kids Zone. She is also the Children’s Choir and the Youth Worship Dance Team Director.

In April 2015 Emma had the honor of joining the BGT ministry team as the Director of the CE Department, including the Nursery and Preschool ministries. Emma has been married to Nizar Terzian since 1994. Emma and Nizar serve together in the Kids Zone. They have 3 boys, Arsen, Arees and Masees.

“IT IS ALL ABOUT JESUS” is our anthem in the CE department and serving with excellence is the ministry goal for both Emma & Nizar. This goal can only be achieved through the power of the Holy Spirit and the dedication and commitment of all the volunteers and leaders on the CE team. In the CE Department, all children are accepted, loved and respected equally. The CE team introduces the love of the crucified and the risen Christ to everyone and equips our precious children to live for Christ, spread the Gospel and grow to be good and productive citizens.

Emma's involvement in the ministry started in Amman, Jordan in 1990 as a volunteer in the children’s department. In 1997, Emma and Nizar moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and continued their ministry as Sunday school teachers. Emma also served as children’s choir and worship dance Director in Dubai.

Emma graduated in 1991 from the University of Arts (B.Sc.) in Bagdad, Iraq where she obtained certificates in Ballet, Choreography and Piano instruction. Emma and Nizar, along with their three boys, are involved in other ministries and activities at BGT such as the Annual Family Festival, the Sports Ministry and other special events.

Email Pastor Emma
Phone: (905) 387-6530 ext. 224

Contact Us

Bethel Gospel Tabernacle
1355 Upper Wellington St.
Hamilton, ON
L9A 3S8

Phone: (905) 387-6530
Fax: (905) 387-4566

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Sunday Services

10:00 am & 6:30 pm

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm


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